Want to know more about sex in Slovakia?
This former Soviet nation in the very centre of Europe is small by comparison to its neighbours but the country enjoys a high quality of living and is perceived as a peacable and moderately conservative one. A mountainous and beautiful country, it is known for its preservation of traditional folk culture and has an abundance of rich and diverse landscapes. With glacier lakes, mineral springs, caves and castles, it has a lot packed in to one small country. Yet the country never really hits any international headlines for much else which means most Europeans know very little about this nation and its people….particularly when it comes to what makes them tick.
In this guide, we take a closer look at the culture of sex in Slovakia including the country’s legal position on prostitution, pornography and LGBTQ rights. We also delve into the nation’s porn viewing trends, top adult stars and discover what makes Slovaks hot under the collar.
Sex in Slovakia
With a population of just 5.35 million people (that’s a third fewer people than live in London!), Slovakia is a small nation compared to many European countries. Almost half the size of its neighbours Czechia, Austria and Hungary, it has a medium population density of around 110 people per sq km; more than half that of the United Kingdom, Germany and the Netherlands.
This landlocked Central European country is bordered to the north by Poland, to the east by Ukraine, the west by Czechia and by Austria and Hungary to the south.
A former Soviet nation until just a few decades ago, Slovakia became an independent state in 1993 following the Velvet Revolution in 1989 that saw an end to the communist rule of Czechoslovakia. The two countries (Czech Republic and Slovakia) went their separate ways in what became known as the Velvet Divorce.
Since the peaceful dissolution of the two countries, Slovakia has emerged with a high income and advanced economy which affords its people a very high standard of living. The country also ranks well on the following indexes:
- Internet Freedom
- Press Freedom
- Civil Liberties
- Democratic Governance
As well as receiving free education, comprehensive social security and universal health care, citizens also enjoy one of the longest paid parental leaves in Europe.
The constitution of Slovakia is also more liberal than some other Central European states and offers total freedom of religion. Despite the lack of official ordainment, more than 60% of Slovaks identify as Roman Catholic
Hungarians make up the largest ethnic minority of the country with around 8.5% of the population hailing from this neighbouring country.
Despite a relatively recent past association with communism, the revolution came peacefully for Slovaks and the country has enjoyed a very stable modern history since.
Data taken from the Durex Global Sex Survey in 2005 reveals some interesting facts about sex in Slovakia.
Slovakians are one of the youngest citizens in Europe to receive sex education with the average age being 12.4 years old. The only countries where this tends to start earlier are the Scandi nations of Sweden, Finland and Iceland as well as Germany, Austria and the Netherlands.
Perhaps as a result, the average age that Slovakians lose their virginity is 17.8 years old (above the global average and more in line with Asian nations rather than their European neighbours). This correlation can also be seen when it comes to the average number of sexual partners; Slovakians have just 5.4 partners, far fewer than the global average of nine with just Indonesians, Chinese, Indians and the Vietnamese having fewer.
Again, perhaps the high levels of sex education are also being instructive when it comes to unprotected sex with just 30% of Slovakians not taking precautions; the global average is 47% and just Spain (27%) sees a lower proportion of people from the European nations covered in this report.
In terms of frequency of sex, Slovaks are having sex on average 106 times per year which is a little more often than the global average of 103 but less than neighbouring Czech Republic (120) and Poland (115); the most rampant nation is Greece (138) with the Japanese propping up the table with a paltry 45 times per year.
However, 37% of Slovaks wish they had sex more often compared with just 19% of Indians and Portuguese people or 53% of Norwegians.
Other views on their sex lives from the report confirm that:
- 46% of Slovaks are happy with their sex lives; Belgians top the table with 57% with the Chinese at just 22%.
- 62% of Slovaks consider that they are open-minded about their sex lives compare with the Polish at 76% and the Chinese again at 21%. It is of note that this was the second highest percentage (62%) along with the Icelandic people.
- 27% of Slovaks like experimenting with different sex aids compared with 40% of Americans and 8% of Thai people.
When it comes to sexual experiences:
- 12% of Slovaks have had an extra-marital affair compared with 58% of people in Turkey and just 7% in Israel.
- 11% of Slovaks have had a threesome compared with 28% of Australians and just 6% of people in either Taiwan or Hong Kong.
- Just 8% of Slovaks have had a gay/lesbian sexual encounter compared with one in five people (20%) in Ireland, New Zealand, South Africa or the United States. The lowest nation to respond in this category was Japan with just 4% of people having had a homosexual experience.
- 2% of Slovaks have tried SM with only the Vietnamese having experienced this less (1%). Top of the table for this response was the United States where 10% of respondents had tried out this fetish.
- However, 22% of Slovaks had tried something a little less kinky by experimenting with some form of bondage, masks etc. It was the United Kingdom that outperformed all other nations here with 37% of Brits having used these props at bedtime.
- 31% of Slovaks have tried anal sex compared to Taiwan (1%) where sodomy is illegal and Chile and Greece where 55% of people have had sex ‘Greek’ style.
- Just 37% of Slovaks have had a one night stand compare to 70% of Norwegians and just 13% of Indians.
As for where the Slovaks are having sex, the following percentages of the population had tried the following locations:
|Location||Slovakians||Top Nation||Lowest Nation|
|The Car||52%||Italy 82%||Vietnam 5%|
|Parent’s Bedroom||35%||Bulgaria 61%||Japan 5%|
|Garden||26%||South Africa 46%||Thailand & Japan 4%|
|Toilets||24%||United States 70%||Poland 14%|
|Aeroplane||1%||China 9%||Many at 1%|
|On Public Transport||6%||Norway 15%||China 1%|
|A Park||36%||Australia 54%||Thailand 5%|
|In a Club||13%||Iceland & Israel 22%||Japan 3%|
|At Work||20%||South Africa 30%||Germany & India 6%|
|On the Beach||16%||Italy 52%||India 5%|
|At School||6%||Turkey 22%||India 2%|
|In Front of a Camera||6%||USA & Canada 21%||Vietnam 1%|
|An Alleyway||16%||Ireland 27%||India 2%|
|At a Party||20%||Norway 58%||Vietnam 2%|
|None of the Above||19%||Indonesia 65%||Croatia 7%|
Overall, judging by the results posted in this global survey, Slovakians rate better than average in terms of their adventurousness in the bedroom (and beyond!). They seem pretty content with their sex lives and believe themselves to be open-minded and are getting their thrills on a regular basis. What is obvious is that, unlike nations in Asia and Scandinavia, there are no real extremes to the sex lives of the Slovakians.
And that kind of sums up what we know of this nation; a peaceable people with a high standard of living who seem pretty content with their lot. The only thing that makes them stand out as far as all these stats go is that they are also a pretty loyal nation when it comes to affairs and the number of sexual partners they have. From what we know, the Slovaks enjoy sex and watch a ton of it online (see below) yet they seem to enjoy it frequently with steady partners. So, not a nation of people bent on casual encounters and one that is fractionally more conservative than you might think.
Adult Industry in Slovakia
Whilst the sale and distribution of pornography is legal in Slovakia there are no real pornographic studios of note in the country; except a couple of gay adult film production companies. There is no good reason for this when you consider that Czechia is a hub for the pornography industry and they both share a similar history when it comes to adult content being prohibited pre-1989.
According to an interview with the Prague based film producer Silvio Veselsky this is more down to the tastes of the Slovak people and a lack of interest. He was quoted in 2005 as saying to Radio Prague International:
This industry is not doing as well as in neighboring countries. I think it is because Slovaks are more uptight and shy. I would even say that they are more uptight than they were five or even ten years ago.
Despite the lack of an active adult industry in Slovakia, amateur produced content is on the rise and there is a good deal of adult entertainment venues in the larger cities like Bratislava. Here you can find some nice strip clubs and erotic massage parlours as well as an active prostitution scene; though, like many other European cities, this has moved off the streets and is mainly operated through online channels.
Top Slovakian Adult Industry Stars
According to XVideos, the top porn stars from Slovakia (by video views and global rankings, ever) are as follows:
|Performer||Total Video Views||European Ranking||World Ranking|
For such a small nation, it may come as a surprise to see just how popular its adult stars are with the top ten Slovakian porn stars amassing an incredible one billion video views between them. Not only that but this tiny country has also produced one of the top fifty porn stars in the world; Timea Bella.
Timea Bella is perhaps the best-known adult star at the moment but, at just 27 years old, has now retired from her porn career. There are not many European porn studios that she hasn’t worked with including Team Skeet, Young Libertines, Fake Hub and the DDF Network. Like many of her colleagues, most of her work is produced in neighbouring Czech Republic. Real name, Lucianna Karel and born in Bratislava in 1982, Bella was best known for her double and, even triple, anal scenes.
Going back a few years in Slovak porn history and you can also find some other big-name stars including Sable Holiday. Sporting a massive (enhanced) 46G cup rack, she was most famous for starring in roles that made the most of her assets; notable in the DVD release World Wide Whoppers (1997).
Other porn stars of note from Slovakia include:
- Charlotte Madison
- Nikita Valentin
- Tina Gabriel
- Lenka Murinova
- Viki La Vie
- Tanya Sin
- Kyla Cole
- Barbara Devil
As well as porn stars, the country has also produced a great selection of adult glamour and nude models including several Penthouse and Playboy stars such as:
- Sylvia Pleskova
- Michaela Matejcova
- Sandra Bednarikova
- Martina Szekeresova
- Lela Ceterova
- Andrea Jarova
- Gina Alverez
- Eva Cifrova
- Katarina Sarkova
- Jessica Roe
- Lujza Gajduskova
- Lucia Javorcekova
So, for a small nation, they certainly have more than their fair share of hot babes gracing the covers of those top shelf magazines!
Prostitution Laws in Slovakia
Both the act of buying and selling (prostitution and procurement) are legal in Slovakia; however, all activities around the profiteering of third parties for the purposes of transacting sex are illegal. This includes pimping, running a brothel and, of course, coercing another to participate in prostitution.
It is also illegal for prostitutes to solicit their business from the streets and although you can find street hookers in the cities of Slovakia, they run the risk of public order offences when working in this way.
It is unknown just how many prostitutes are working in Slovakia but with freedom of movement across other European countries it is easy to find other nationalities as well as Slovak sex workers.
On average the cost of a hooker in Slovakia is around €40 to €60 though a full service with an escort will be more.
Slovakia: Porn Viewing Trends
Every year, the porn tube hosting giants, Pornhub produce annual stats and reports based on the porn viewing trends of the world. The last time that Slovakia got some airtime in these insights was in 2016 when the following facts and figures were revealed:
- Though ranked 117th in the world for the size of its population, Slovakia is actually the 53rd most frequent nation to visit the site.
- Around 33% of visitors from Slovakia to Pornhub were female which was considerably higher than the global average of 26%.
- Slovaks spend an average of 9 minutes and 08 seconds per visit to the site which is lower than the global average of 9 minutes and 36 seconds (2016).
- Relative to the rest of the world, Slovaks are more likely to be searching for porn containing the words ‘Slovak’, ‘Slovakia’ and ‘Czech’.
The top search terms for 2016 used to find content on Pornhub were as follows:
- Step Mom
- Step Sister
- Czech Amateur
There is a pattern here which suggests that the nation likes its porn to be from the taboo (or ‘forbidden family’) category. However, most of the clips that were watched on the site came from either the Teen, Mature or Lesbian categories.
The top five porn stars watched from within Slovakia were not dissimilar (for 2016) from those of the rest of the world:
- Lisa Ann
- Mia Khalifa
- Madison Ivy
- Brandi Love
- Asa Akira
Interestingly, a focus on ‘Squirting’ that was researched in 2017 showed that Slovakia was the 5th most likely country in the world to be interested in videos tagged with this keyword (behind Colombia, South Africa, Venezuela and Vietnam).
Of course, Pornhub is just one of the popular adult websites (ranked 43rd most regularly visited site in the country) that people living in Slovakia visit. In fact, the top fifty websites in the country include some familiar (and not so familiar) names:
- Bongacams – 6th most visited website in Slovakia and more popular than Facebook and Ali Express.
- Live Jasmin – 37th most visited website in Slovakia and more popular than the several of country’s sport sites.
- FreeVideo – 38th most popular site in Slovakia and a gateway to sexy social networking, Czech-style.
Top Slovakian Porn
As ever, some of the best amateur Slovakian porn can be enjoyed through the major tube channels and we each have our own go-to stable for this but the main five players all offer some great content:
Most of the Slovak porn stars work through the adult studios found in Czechia which means that premium sites like Lucky Amateurs and Czech AV will all feature Slovakian stars. You can find a full list of the best Czech porn sites over on our sister site, Fetish Engine.
In addition, you can also find some specialist Slovak porn at Slovak Teens Club.
LGBTQ in Slovakia
Homosexuality has been legal in Slovakia (as part of the former union of Czechoslovakia) since 1962 and an equal age of consent (15 years old) was granted in 1990.
Despite this long-standing legal status, same sex unions (civil or marriage) are not recognised by law and there are some areas where homosexual couples are discriminated against. For instance, same-sex couples may not adopt but a single LGBTQ person may.
However, the country does have laws protecting members of the LGBTQ community against discrimination in the workplace, the provision of goods and services and hate crime laws which specifically include sexual orientation as grounds for causing offence.
Slovakia held its first gay pride event in Bratislava in 2010 which was largely a success. Though the march attracted some anti-gay protesters and the inaugural event was not without incident, security at subsequent prides has been improved and marches are generally fairly peaceful.
The main gay scene in the country is centred in Bratislava but is small compared to other European capital cities.
Public opinion in support of the gay community shows that just 47% of Slovaks support the idea of gay marriage (Pew Research Poll 2017). However, a 2015 survey revealed that more than half of those polled would be in favour of same-sex registered partnerships.
The trans community have been able to legally change their gender since 1995.
Overall, Slovakians are more socially conservative over the issue of LGBTQ rights and the country has the bare minimum legislation required by the EU in order to provide adequate civil liberties to members of this community. Although this would seem to be make the country a nation where discrimination is rife, it would be more accurate to say that the LGBTQ community of Slovakia are just less visible and prominent than in other countries….maybe reflecting the overall culture of the Slovaks of keeping their private lives, well, private.
Top Classified/Personals Sites in Slovakia
Dating in Slovakia is as conservative as other social activities and the culture of one night stands/casual dating/hook-ups is not that big in the country; certainly not outside of cities like Bratislava. Most single women and men prefer to take dating more seriously and establish relationships before committing to sex. This can be seen in the stats and facts in our previous section, ‘Sex in Slovakia’ where just 37% of Slovaks had engaged in this kind of activity. Whilst this still represents almost two out of five people, it is a low figure compare to other countries in Europe.
As a result, dating sites are mainly geared towards serious matchmaking but you can also find some sites (mainly free classifieds or freemium services) that will offer more of a range of listings.
The following sites all offer an international presence and do cover the major cities in Slovakia with a range of lonely hearts as well as thrill seekers. All of these are in English language and offer some free services:
However, for a more premium service, the following sites also have coverage in the main cities of Slovakia but do cost more to use:
For Slovak language sites that offer some good dating opportunities you could try Partner Na Urovni.
However, for most foreigners hitting cities like Bratislava that may be looking for a more casual encounter, the tried and tested apps and sites like OkCupid, Tinder and Happn seem to work well.